Count Your Blessings – Even Though the Picture is Otherwise

The other day I was meditating on God’s blessings and how quick this year had gone and I came to a point (in my thoughts of course) where I became grieved. Now please forgive me at this point.

When you read the book of Isaiah chapter 63:7-14, which teaches us about the goodness of God on Israel as a nation, how in their affliction He was afflicted and yet they rebelled against Him to the level that God turned against them. I was so grieved.

The word of God even declared that God said “Surely they are My people, children who will not lie so He became their saviour” Isaiah 63:8 but instead they lied and committed idolatry.

Israel was to be a nation with the dominion power to rule on earth when they are in submission to God and follow His command. They were to experience angelic ministration in battle which was normal (Check out the following – Joshua 5:13-15, Isaiah 37:36)

How do you my Christian readers see the state of affairs in the Church now?

As if that is not enough, I have received repeated emails from saints who notified me of the conference of world witches in our nation in a borough which suffered greatly during the last riot and the email stated that we should pray seriously against the conference
(at least mine came in two days before the conference. I do not know about yours)

Now with the state of affairs, I wondered why again do we go defensive and react when we should have been so offensive in our actions before now knowing that this group has been meeting for the past ten years! Some of us did not even know they have been meeting in Croydon before now. The council of world witches cannot stop God’s purpose when those of us that are Blood bought come together in unity (not to promote our personal agenda or for any political gain) or because we hear they are in town, we then suddenly start to pray. Sometimes that strategy works but remember, as many as are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God! Spiritual Warfare is an act to be engaged and led by the Holy Spirit and this kind of warfare is for pure and holy people who dedicate their lives to the service of our Master! Many of us are so sick today because we engaged in battles we were not spiritually equipped to engage in and we are now faced with the repercussions of our actions outside of Christ.

In a city where there are so many churches but the key elements for victory on daily living are missing, when are we going to wake up to learn that it is not by planting churches on every street that this city will yield, BUT until each church RAISES UP spiritual governmental saints in every corner of our city and each church is engaged in Social outreaches in those communities!

Also until we raise HOLY people who fear God enough to run from sin. Folks who will not justify their sinful practice by calling it weakness or saying “that is how I was born” or “it runs in my family”. (NOT my heavenly family)

I was grieved but all of a sudden, in my thoughtful moment, I rejoiced again, knowing that God will not let the Blood of His Son be in vain. Hurrah! The remnants shall be delivered and His purpose for the Church on earth fulfilled!!!

Now I can continue to count my blessings again!

This year, to mention few things, I am grateful that my sin of allowing human opinion to cause me to sin is forgiven because I asked for forgiveness. You see the word of God says “if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1John 1:8-9.

I rejoice I am living according to His purpose on earth. O I will not trade my life for a trillion dollars! To be made father to Pharaoh is a privilege.

I am glad that I am not alone! I am surrounded by angels of God, redeemed of the Lord, family and friends who loved me for who I am not what they can get from me.

In your meditation, count your blessings and hold your thought captive so that your spirit will not be grieved. Yes the picture of events may not be rosy. Yes the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labour of the olive may fail, and the field yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord. I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength. He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.

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